Monday, July 13, 2015

Wedding Bangles

~~Hello hello peeps~~

This time it is about the small things that are often messed up or forgotten in the wedding. So, if you are a bride who wants everything to be perfect, this post is totally for you. The most important accessory in any bridal attire will definitely be bangles. Hyderabad is known for bangles thanks to Charminar!!! But, since brides end up wearing traditional attire most of the time around wedding, you need colorful bangles to brighten you up for all the ceremonies. If you are not a fan of glass bangles merely because you feel they look cheap, you have been looking at the wrong places then.

Agreed Charminar is famous for bangles. But, Imagine you carrying all your wedding sarees/lehengas to a bangle store and the sales person willing to spend time on you personally looking for matching bangles and arranging them for you! Blissful right? Cuts down most of your work.

So, try Gosha Mahal Choodi Bazar. It's around Charminar but a lot less crowded. You find lanes of bangle stores. The more you buy the more you can bargain!

Another beautiful accessory is dori. One unanimous place to buy doris from a huge variety is Mahila Art Center, Badichowdi. This place is stocked up with all decorative stuff from pearls, doris, embroidery stuff etc.

Drop a comment below if you need the contact information of the stores I have been to.

Traveller

Wedding Hues Hyderabad

Hello again!

So, I'm back again after a long time blogging.. This time it's time to relive the wedding shopping experience!!

Wedding preparations can turn out to be very difficult, daunting and more importantly time consuming. Thanks to the internet it has been made easy. But, during my wedding shopping I realized that most of the good stuff is hidden in the beautiful lanes of India which are don't have a strong online presence.

So, with the posts coming I will share the details of all the vendors/stores/budgets/pricing etc., for all the wedding stuff. Wedding is the important step in our life. And every bride deserves to enjoy the wedding preparations. You need not necessarily have to spend big bucks to enjoy your wedding or to make it memorable. The beauty is to find everything perfect economically.

To begin with, we see an emerging trend of bridal lehengas even in the south Indian weddings. Most us of follow trendy designer wear Facebook pages. Online shopping give us a great idea as to what we want. But shopping in-person is always a great idea! (trust me on this) What I did was to save the  images/ideas and explore Hyderabad with my iPad full of pricey lehengas from the designers of Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow or even Hyderabad. After a lot of research, enquiries and personal visits I came up with a list of reasonable stores in Hyderabad with bridal lehengas.

1. Nav Kala Kendra, Old City.
    They will see you only by appointment and you can find awesome bridal wear within your price         range.
    Address: Mitti Ka Sher, Char Kaman, Jumla Pathak

2. Kalakunj
    Kalakunj has 2 branches I have personally been to. One at Himayatnagar and the other at              Ameerpet. Himayatnagar store being a small one, you can extensively look at their collection with personal interest and sales girls helping you dress up in the bridal lehengas/sarees for you to have a better personal look and feeel of the attire. Ameerpet store being a bigger branch tends to have more variety. But both are incredible in their own way. Prices are very reasonable.(from 3000/- to 20,000/-)

3. Kalanjali
    Kalanjali has a wide range of classy stuff. To find a heavy yet elegant lehenga or saree model lehenga you need to spend between 10,000 to 20,000 rupees. But you won't be disappointed.

Also, follow some designers on Facebook like Taania Kandpal, Anushree Reddy to dwell into the idea of bridal lehengas. This will help you better understand what you want and what suites you!!

There are many more posts on the bridal shopping, bridal care etc I can't wait to post :)
Hope this helps

Traveller



    

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stranger Uber

Hello Hello Again!

Let's begin the day with a beautiful experience I had on one of my Uber rides. On a sunny Monday morning, I missed my alarm and was running really late for my internship! I requested a ride through the Uber app and within 5 minutes I see a high-end SUV arrive in front of my apartment.

Clumsily I get into the car and see a dynamic man in his 50's with grey hair, formally dressed in perfect office wear. The car was well-maintained, smooth and smelled good. He looked happy and sounded highly experienced and well-educated.

He initiated the conversation with a regular "Hi Hello How are you this morning?" I responded politely. He further went on to ask me about my education, interests and future plans. He then told me that he is into sales and marketing with relevant education background as well. He seemed like a executive level kind of person to me. Not only his dressing but also his diction and experiences suggested that.

During the conversation, I just said that "I'm going through one of those days where I just feel why is life so complicated? Why did I have to opt to study further? (Because the thought of not achieving a good financial stature and good job worries me)"
                                             What he said next simply astonished me! He said that" Well I'm 52 and you are 23, and we both are going through the same day! I lost my job in February 2014 and since then I have been looking for jobs but I somehow don't find any may be because of my age. Last year, this time, I was earning 10 grand a month and this year, I'm struggling to pay my bills. I use Uber to earn some money in stead of sitting home. So, you don't worry. Everything will be alright :) You have come all the way from the other side of the globe and you do everything by yourself here! I'm sure you will do good!"

It just melted me. I was dumbstruck! You never know what the other person is going through. We conveniently choose to believe that every one else lives fancy life except us which is so untrue. The advent of social media like Facebook epitomize the loneliness or the depression we go through. The urge to flaunt our fancy lives prompts us to display our emotions on such public platforms.

~Traveller

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Uber

Hello Hello !!

So, this post is about Uber. I love Uber! In case you have not heard of it, it is a mobile application which provides ride sharing services for cheaper prices.

Here is the link https://www.uber.com/
To check if Uber is available in your city and to calculate the cost from your starting point to your destination you can check this link https://www.uber.com/cities

I heard of Uber from my roommate. I remember seeing it on Facebook a few times earlier, but doubted the safety and never actually researched on it. But thanks to my room mate I was educated.

So, Uber is this cool application which can be downloaded on your android phone or an iphone. You need to sign up initially with all the relevant details. You sign up either as a driver or a person needing a ride. So, the Uber driver enters his license information and vehicle information which guarantees safety of the riders. The main advantage in my opinion of Uber is, it reduces fuel wastage and works towards the reduction of global warming and most importantly helps people who don't drive to get around the city.

All you need to do once you sign up is enter your current address ( or can be populated by using the 'Current location') and choose the type of car. There are 3 varieties Uber X, Black Car and SUV. Uber X being the cheapest, the price range increases for the Black car and SUV gradually depending on your choice.  The coolest thing is once you request the car, you can see the driver allotted to you with a picture, the vehicle name and information. And then, you see the car on the map moving towards your place with the estimated arrival time displayed.

Here is how it looks,

And then what you get is to meet new people. Sometimes interesting, sometimes inspiring, sometimes pleasantly weird! Till date I have met the best people through Uber.

I think life is a lot more interesting if you meet new people everyday which is most of the time not possible. So, just utilize every opportunity you can just to meet new people and choose the right people to influence you for the better. Especially, when you know that meeting a person might not have any future association, it is easier to be yourself.

Traveller

Introduction

Hello All,

Like always, an introduction post or a first blog post is expected to have the same old boring content. But I guess that's the way it is!

   To begin with I love penning down my opinions. I'm an opinionated person which often results in me having conflicts with people. So, lately I realized it makes much more sense to pen down my thoughts/ideas or opinions when I have such a powerful medium than to attempt convincing people of my opinions.

I'm a student staying away from family. So, I use the internet for everything under the sky. From recipes to questions to thoughts to horoscope to predictions etc etc and the list goes on.

Sometimes, it is better for me to maintain a list of all the stuff I browse and I realized that it might as well help someone else. Hence, this blog. Also, I am a fun person in addition to being intense. So, you will also see a lot of fun ideas (or crazy stuff sometimes) just to let go the inhibitions!

I do have a strong interest in watching make-up tutorials and also I'm the proud owner of some cosmetics on which I will post reviews/swatch tests. I meet a lot of interesting people through my work or UBER! In case you haven't heard of it, it is a carpooling service which is cheaper than the cab services. I will post on my Uber experiences as well. I have deep thoughts on religion and Karma. From furniture to clothing and jewelry almost everything interests me! Most importantly, I'm a business student. So, this blog might as well contribute to you in better understanding the business/current happenings.

My friends call me a feminist. I don't know what that means for everyone. But for me, feminism is not about superiority or inferiority. It is about equality for me. I don't believe that either of the sex is superior. I believe that we all are human beings and deserve to be treated equal.

This was a very brief introduction of what this space will constitute of!

~Traveller